Gloria Burns

A graduate of the University of Florida with a major in Spanish, Burns has an extensive background in advertising, marketing and reciprocal trade, travel as well as non profit consulting and management. Burns' volunteer activities led her to become a columnist writing Gloria’s Gab, a column that focuses on the non-profit activity. Burns was Executive Director of the Jr. Orange Bowl Committee for 6 years and then served as the first Executive Director of Coral Gables Community Foundation for 14 years after which she helped the emerging Community Foundation of Pinecrest. Active in many non profits, she received the 2011 Florida Federation of Women’s Club Volunteer of the Year for the District 11 and the Rotarian of the Year Award. Among her list of current responsibilities, Burns co-chairs two annual student recognition breakfasts for the Coral Gables Friends of Education, co chairs the Doral Business Council Forum and is a DBC Ambassador, is Parliamentarian and serves on the board of the GFWC Coral Gables Woman’s Club and is on the board of the Rotary Club of Coral Gables and sings in the choir of Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church. She can be reached at gloria@communitynewspapers.com

Athletes, scholars honored during April luncheons

Athletes, scholars honored during April luncheons

High achieving athletes, coaches and families filled the Doubletree Hilton at Blue Lagoon on Apr. 21 for the annual Miami–Dade County Scholar Athlete Awards. Before the awards were presented, the crowd was inspired by Lauren Book, CEO of Lauren’s Kids, who the day before had completed the organization’s most notable …

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May 1 promises to be a magical night at Westin Colonnade

May 1 promises to be a magical night at Westin Colonnade

  Guests will be entertained and amazed by the magical wonderland transformation of the ballrooms at the Westin Colonnade on May 1, 6:30-11 p.m., for Coral Gables Rotary’s annual fundraiser. The affair will benefit Give Kids the World Village, a 70-acre nonprofit “storybook” resort in the Orlando area serving children …

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Casino Nights raises $23,000; Golf Ball Drop, $62,870

Casino Nights raises $23,000; Golf Ball Drop, $62,870

During a recent meeting of the Coral Gables Woman’s Club, Casino Night Chair and CGWC past president Linda Hartwell announced the March fundraiser had netted in excess of $23,000. Tracking all the expenses, club treasurer Nancy DesMangles, was recognized for her accounting efforts and awarded a silver elephant by club …

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Kirk Landon will be missed by community

Kirk Landon will be missed by community

Several years ago, this Gables Great article was published in the Coral Gables News. In light of Kirk Landon’s passing, it deserves another run. Kirk was a man admired, loved, and respected by all who had the good fortune to know him. He was an “encourager” who helped people achieve …

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MCS partners with FIU’s Engineering Society

MCS partners with FIU’s Engineering Society

The Tau Beta Pi Honors Engineering Society at Florida International University has developed a new partnership with Miami Christian School through the efforts of MCS Engineering Instructor Oana Burci. It’s the first time the prestigious FIU group has linked up with a K-12 educational institution in Miami- Dade County. MCS …

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Relay for Life gets $600 boost

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Finally, the big day (April 11) is almost here for Doral’s Relay For Life at Doral Central Park (formerly JC Bermudez Park, a name it will always be for this writer, much like Joe Robbie Stadium). Look for great participation from the community with a special thanks to DiVieto Ristorante …

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